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Consumer Protections

Wage Assignments: Know your Rights

September 1, 2016

Wage assignments are a way that some lenders, particularly payday lenders, take a portion of a borrower’s wages to collect on a loan in default. As of January 1, 2017,...

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Asset Building Tools

5 Reasons to Attend the IABG Partner Convening

August 5, 2016

On October 20th & 21st, we are hosting our 2016 IABG Partner Convening at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. I am so excited to see so many of our partners from across...

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Asset Building Tools

ABLE Program Fact Sheet

Millions of individuals with disabilities rely on public benefits for health care, food, housing, and income. Previously, a means or asset test on Social Security Income...

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Car Title Lending

Help us Curb Payday & Auto Title Lending

July 20, 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released proposed rules that aim to curb some of the most abusive predatory lending practices. They are currently...

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Retirement Security

Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Fact Sheet

July 14, 2016

The Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program i will be available to Illinois workers as early as the fall of 2017. It is one way to help private sector workers save their own...

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Financial Education

Your Money, Your Goals Toolkit

July 13, 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has developed a toolkit to help front line staff as they work with participants on short and long-term financial goals and...

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Consumer Protections

Legislative Roundup: IABG’s Priorities Advance

June 3, 2016

IABG advocates for policies that close the racial wealth gap and expand savings opportunities. Illinois’ regular legislative session ended on May 31, and we saw...

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Consumer Protections

CFPB Releases Proposed Rules on Predatory Lending

June 2, 2016

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released proposed rules aimed at addressing some of the worst abuses of the payday lending and auto title lending...

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Asset Limit Reform

Consumer Protection Bill Passes the Illinois General Assembly

May 31, 2016

The Wage Assignment & Consumer Protections Bill (SB2804) passed out of the Illinois House unanimously today. Having passed the Senate earlier this month, it now heads to...

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